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Discussion on: The Unix way... or why you actually want to use Vim

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David Wickes Author

Not a bad point, but I think you're a little mean to call the most popular editor for sysadmins/devops a 'part of computer history'. It's still pretty popular for web developers.

So... I lay down a challenge to you: can you name another editor which has a similar command to call out to the shell and replace the current buffer/file with the contents? i.e. I can extend the editor using external programs.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

I have various ways to do that in Jetbrains IntelliJ, like this one

Reading again my comment, it's true that my tone was a bit mean. I used vim a lot and found it fascinating. I think we have better tools now, but that's not vim's fault, that's progress.